Would you ever legitimately consider homesteading (i.e. living away from modern society and being entirely self sufficient)?
People I know who live off the grid Say that it is not what it is cracked up to be
fuck yeah if I knew what I was doing, myselfreliance is a great YouTube channel
If it was as easy as it is in my video games then yes 🤓
I'm guessing Stardew valley?
Red dead redemption 😹
In an ideal world I’d have a homestead, but I’d hire a farm manager and maybe a few hands to take care of most things.
Sure I’d participate but it’s more work than I’m willing to put in and knowing next to nothing about it I’d rather prioritize learning other things.
I would actually love to, people exhaust me. As long as I can get my meds it’s all good.
Sounds very peaceful
I'm too lazy, I hate gardening. I'd be dead in a week. I'd be peppering someone with questions like crazy. Driving them nuts lol.
It’s really not my cup of tea.
On Mars? Maybe for a few years. Never long-term though.
I've wanted to live like a hillbilly just for a short time to see what it's like, and to drop off the grid for a while.
Absolutely. People the fucking worst
Nah, I belong in the city.
I'd definitely think about it before concluding that I'm way too lazy
Not for me.
Cool, you don’t have to bath.
Too old at this point but would have considered it.
No Internet?! Count me out...how the hell would I play World Of Tanks?!
You could use real tanks.
I love YouTube too much
Yes, that’s my retirement plan.
Homesteading seems a nice fantasy, but I appreciate amenities, and the mo’ the betta!
Yes, I'd like to think I could do it but I'm too accustomed to my creature comforts.
Fuck no !!!
I’d love to in Montana or southeast Alaska/BC
Isn't this the "green" thing to do? Why don't Dems like this idea?
Found it interesting that the highest vote for yes came from libertarians.
When "libertarian" and "homesteading" stir together in my mind, I hear "Uh oh... watch out for the next Waco!" Maybe I'm overreacting.
Yes. Stepping away to learn the rhythm of nature would be very beneficial and fulfilling. In some ways, I do envy my ancestors, but then I think about how hard it must've been just to keep clean, find food and water, and just be comfortable.
Depending on where you live, that's actually very realistic in this weather...
I'd be dead by Thursday.
I have a bunch of books and have done a little urban homesteading. I'd love to be self-sufficient but still maintain proximity to civilization.
Curious what urban homesteading entails?
I have fruit, nut, and olive trees, medicinal plants as well as an herb and vegetable garden. I plant everything with purpose to attract bees, keep away pests, or to use in my kitchen or medicine cabinet.
I'd like to have a bee hive, a few chickens for eggs, and a few bunnies to breed for meat. We're not at that point yet.
It would require a healthy strong body and I’m too old now. When I was younger I would have been very excited at the prospect. One of my favorite daydreams is living in a cabin up in the mountains but I’m scared of bears.
AB. SO. LUTE. LY.
hub would never go for it tho. 😣
No. I like shopping and dining out.
On another planet, sure
If only I could find a girl willing to do it.
Major problem with that plan though is paying property taxes.
Homesteading has been a dream of mine for several years. Maybe not to the extreme of living far away from society, but just to live more self sufficiently. I just bought a beautiful home with 6 acres about three months ago. I’m going to start my vegetable and fruit garden in March. I’ll get some chickens in April. It’s not off-grid, but we have our own well water and septic systems. There’s still a lot of work to be done.
Does a house boat count?
My husband and I have already talked about how we’d like to take 100 acres and be self-sufficient. But not away from society necessarily.
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